PACSW presents: Black women in STEM
On Monday, March 16, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) presents Tracy Richmond McKnight, Ph.D., director, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP).
This event is offered as part of PACSW’s Women’s History Month. In “Black Women in STEM: One Family’s Oral History,” Dr. McKnight will share her role in the long line of pioneering and successful women in STEM in her family. Hear the stories she has uncovered of these remarkable women and explore her personal journey of discovery.
Dr. McKnight received her doctorate in biomedical engineering from UC Davis, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Spelman College and Polytechnic University. She served for 15 years on the UCSF faculty, where she led a successful research program in neuroimaging of brain cancer.
She is passionate about increasing diversity in the STEM fields and supporting research that has a direct and positive impact on the community at large. As director of TRDRP, she advances the goal of making science more accessible to policymakers and community members.
What: Black Women in STEM: One Family’s Oral History
When: Monday, March 16, 12-1 p.m.
Oakland: Franklin Lobby 1
*4 from a UCOP office phone or (408) 638-0968
Meeting ID: 698-756-8179Tags: PACSW, STEM, Tracy Richmond McKnight, women's history month